How Australia Broke My Heart

When I first left home for New Zealand in 2011 I never could have guessed the path my life would take. I absolutely loved my time in New Zealand and would go back in a heartbeat. I wouldn’t live there though. Australia on the other hand- that’s a different story.

While I was in NZ people would ask me if I intended to travel to Australia, my answer was very non-committal. I didn’t like the idea of Australia. I’m not a beach person and I was never a big fan of the heat. I can think of a hundred things I would prefer to do over laying on a gritty bed and baking myself like a pizza. I didn’t know much else about Australia apart from the fact that it was a country with a lot of beaches, the Great Barrier Reef, and Uluru, which I had only known as Ayres Rock. My response to peoples queries about my future travels was that I may spend a couple weeks across the ditch to do a bit of diving on the reef, but that was all I had interest in. It’s funny how things change. Read more

Special: Central Station Feature

After starting work at a new job in Western Australia my boss asked me to do a post for her blog, Central Station. Each week a different cattle station takes on the responsibility of writing a post for each day that week. The purpose of her blog is to show the world that cattle workers and farmers aren’t all rednecks. It’s to show people what living on a piece of land this big, taking care of so many animals is truly like. The vast majority of the population have no idea what happens to their beef before it ends up on their plate, but it’s Jane’s goal to show them. It’s mostly cattle stations, but this year even a camel station will be posting!  Read more